Bioterrorism

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  • Effects Of Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of biological agents as weapons of terror in order to cause fear among the general public, and this form of terrorism can have some short term and long term effects as it has the capability of being quite destructive. As a result of bioterrorist attacks, people can die, economies can be severely damaged, and the environment can be ruined. In addition, bioterrorist attacks have happened before within the United States of America, and one of the best examples is the anthrax attack of 2001. There is also the issue of how unlikely a bioterrorist attack is due to varying factors that generally have to do with the terrorist himself. In any case, if a bioterrorist attack were to occur in the United States, the environmental…

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  • Bioterrorism Research Paper

    Anthrax, smallpox and plague potential bioterrorism agents and are caused by microbial pathogens. Bioterrorism is the deliberate release of viruses, bacteria, or other germs (agents) used to cause illness or death in people, animals, or plants. These agents are typically found in nature, but it is possible that they could be changed to increase their ability to cause disease, make them resistant to current medicines, or to increase their ability to be spread into the environment. These…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Anthrax

    The cutaneous form accounts for at least 90-95% of natural anthrax infections and while the gastrointestinal form is uncommon, it can occur in outbreaks associated with contaminated meat (Iowa State University, 2007). Natural cases of inhalation anthrax are rare; rather they are typically associated with acts of bioterrorism. (Iowa State University, 2007). The mortality rate varies with the form of anthrax. According to the center for Food Security and Public Health, “cutaneous anthrax is…

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  • Anthrax Research Paper

    Anthrax Outbreak Out of all of the diseases, anthrax seems to have the most potential for a massive outbreak. In its respiratory form, anthrax could easily be spread globally. It’s high mortality rate and typically short incubation period would allow casualties to increase quickly. The most effective way to create an outbreak of anthrax would be through direct acts of bioterrorism. As anthrax is not communicated person-to-person the spores would have to be continually introduced into the…

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  • Bioterrorism: A Universal Threat

    Bioterrorism is the release of toxic biological agents with the intent of harming others. Due to scientific advancements over the years, the threat of bioterrorism has tremendously grown. Scientific advancements have made it easier to manipulate agents to withstand harsh environments and to manipulate various agents into different physical forms. An attack of this kind can not only harm humans, but it can also have a negative impact on agriculture and livestock. Without these vital food sources,…

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  • ISIS And Bioterrorism

    Friday the 13th is associated with bad luck, and now it will forever be attached to ISIS’ violent attack on Paris, France. This is not ISIS’ only violent attack which leads to the question, to what extreme is ISIS willing to go to reach their goals? ISIS is known to use tactics such as violence such as beheading or seizing control of towns which creates a shock value to assure to reach their goals. Most people do not understand ISIS’ meaning. ISIS is an abbreviation for "Islamic State of Iraq…

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  • The Plague And Bioterrorism: The Black Death

    Bioterrorism is terrorism involving the release of toxic biological agents. Common biological weapons are anthrax, botulism, plague, and smallpox. The plague has been one of the most devastating epidemics to mankind, second only to smallpox. Humans can become infected after being bitten by fleas that have fed on infected rodents. The plague develops rapidly and carries a high fatality rate despite immediate treatment and antibiotics. It has been used on various occasions because it’s difficult…

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  • Ethical Reasons For And Against Biodefense Research

    The Bioethics of Bioterrorism I. Ethical Question It is universally accepted that bioterrorism, or the use of viruses and bacteria to spread disease and cause panic (“Bioterrorism”), is wrong and inhumane. However there is still a question as to whether or not research into biodefense, or the mechanisms used to battle bioterrorism (“Biodefense”), should be allowed. II. Background As previously stated, bioterrorism is the use of viral and bacterial diseases to infect populations and incite…

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  • Cyber Terrorism Research Paper

    attacks the people. Pathological terrorism is when terrorism is used just for the terrorist’s enjoyment. It is most often a single person instead of a group. Most cases of pathological terrorism are situations like school shootings. There are many methods that terrorists use to attack. Potentially one of the most dangerous methods today is bioterrorism (Riedel). With genetic engineering, biological weapons can be designed to be easy to transmit and be extremely lethal. With advances in…

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  • Appearance Vs. Reality In Allan Stratton's Borderline

    Human beings have a tendency to judge situations without fully understanding them. In Allan Stratton’s Borderline, one can see tragedy unfold due to the misconceptions of appearance versus reality. This is happening throughout the novel when Sami’s father is being accused of bioterrorism. It also occurs when Tariq Hassan and his friends are being accused of a terror plot and finally, it is evident when Eddy Harrison is not penalized for bullying Sami. The misconceptions of appearance can drive…

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